Strain and temperature sensitivity of a single-mode polymer optical fiber

Manuel Silva-López*, Amanda Fender, William N. MacPherson, James S. Barton, Julian D.C. Jones, Donghui Zhao, David J. Webb, Lin Zhang, Ian Bennion

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We have measured the optical phase sensitivity of fiber based on poly(methyl methacrylate) under near-single-mode conditions at 632.8 nm wavelength. The elongation sensitivity is 131±3 × 105 rad m-1 and the temperature sensitivity is -212±26 rad m -1 K-1. These values are somewhat larger than those for silica fiber and are consistent with the values expected on the basis of the bulk polymer properties. © 2005 Optical Society of America.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3129-3131
Number of pages3
JournalOptics Letters
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2005

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© 2005 Optical Society of America This paper was published in Optics Letters and is made available as an electronic reprint with the permission of OSA. The paper can be found at the following URL on the OSA website: Systematic or multiple reproduction or distribution to multiple locations via electronic or other means is prohibited and is subject to penalties under law.


  • optical phase sensitivity
  • fiber based on poly(methyl methacrylate)
  • near-single-mode conditions
  • elongation sensitivity
  • temperature sensitivity
  • bulk polymer properties


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